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The bicycle trips from Pigadia
1. Aperi and Volada.
2. Concrete road via
4. Stefana and Ardani.
5. The calm valley.
1. Voláda and Apéri.
We travelled by bicycle from Pigadia heading north to the
of the mountains. We continued up the mountains to Aperi and finally Volada.
We received a sensational salad at this tavern in Aperi. The waitress didn't speak any english.
The tavern is located next to the main road.
Aperi from above.
2. The concrete road
A road made of gravel and rocks will take you east out of
Pigadia, out on the headland.
Several steep climbs lead to this concrete road.
The concrete road. It ended just south of Pigadia.
We found a big monument on the headland. (No picture of the monument.)
We found a sandy, shallow beach in Amopi. We came here via the
to the airport from Pigadia.
View from Amopi facing Panagia Larniotissa
This house is located on a point between the beaches of Amopi.
4. The beach next to Stefana
As we followed the coastline east from Amopi, we came to a long
sharp, pointy rock formations. Sea water had evaporated from deep holes, leaving
layers of salt.
5. The calm valley
One day by noon we got to this valley of olive plantations.
The heat urged us
to take a lengthy break.
The original idea was for us to get up to Kouri. We didn't get any further than this.
We spent evenings and nights in Pigadia.
Pigadia is located on a slope towards the Mediterranean Sea
Every night we returned to the area surrounding the harbour.
Fishing boats entered the harbour in the evening and also late at night.
Ask her for advice. She owns this store.
She is charming and she is honest. She can also arrange rooms to rent. Her shop is just close
to the harbour.
Tomatoes, oil, salt and bread
We went to this bakery every morning for bread. It's next to the Art-Center.
We had the best salads at the "To Hellinikon". Large portions. Honest, pleasant service.
Beer glasses were frosted. Hellinikon is located on the road leading down to the harbour.
Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo of the premises. It's an excellent place.
At the restaurant "To Kyma" (The wave) we got very nice sea food. I recommend
the "Grilled Calamari" and I highly recommend the "Shrimps To Kyma." Great service. Kyma is at
He was born on the island and we met him at the Art-Center. It's in Pigadia.
He plays loud, beautiful music in the gallery which is his own. He told me that some local
priests had complained to him about the motifs of his paintings when his gallery was opened.
Minas shows strong paintings inside the gallery.
Bicycles for rent is not a common thing in Pigadia. You
understand why this
is so when you get up in the mountains. Still we like the bicycle best. It is unsurpassed.
The owner of this bicycle rental shop once worked in Tampa, Florida. He took good care of us and our
bicycles. It's located just outside of Pigadia along the road to Aperi.
Motif from Aperi (detail to the right)
Photo: Stefan Tunedal
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29 juli 2002